What would you like to know? Review some Frequently Asked Questions below to find your answers immediately. If you don’t see the answer you were looking for, CONTACT US and we will be happy to provide more information to help you plan your Studies. Canadian Students please refer to the left FAQ column and International Students may refer to the right FAQ column. Asking questions is the best way to get started.

LEARNING ONLINE OR IN PERSON FAQ

At GLOW College, we have a number of Certificate and Diploma Programs developed by Industry and Subject Matter Experts. There are various methods of learning available, including Online, In Person as well as Blended Studies.

Visit our PROGRAMS PAGE for a detailed look at course information and choose the ones that suit your goals the best. If you need help choosing a Program, CONTACT US for guidance.

Completing a Course has never been easier! We have a number of self paced Online Courses available to choose from. View our list of ONLINE COURSES to review outlines, choose a payment method, enrol and start learning!

While our ONLINE Certificate Courses are designed to help you complete essential theory lessons and learn new skills with step by step instruction, if after completing an Online Course, you wish to come in person to develop your skills, you’ll be able to Upgrade to a Blended learning method and have the best of both Online and In Person Learning.

Yes, absolutely! You have the choice of learning entirely online or choosing a combined method called Blended Studies. We believe this method is ideal for most Students as it allows you to start developing the know-how from the comfort of your home, then come in person to one of Campus locations for hands on learning to further develop your skills and confidence.

Imagine gaining access to essential course content shortly after enrolling and having the freedom to start learning self paced from your home or any location of choice. Once you have completed particular lessons online, you would then attend in person classes for hands on training with your Instructor. We call this Blended Studies, giving you the best of both Online and In Person learning.

It’s our favourite method of learning and is becoming very popular!

A Diploma program is a combination of modules that help you build skills and knowledge that collectively lead you to earning an official credential for a specific Vocation (Career Title) of choice, such as Esthetician, Makeup Artist or Nail Technician. Such Vocational programs are required to be approved by the Government and is considered higher education therefore can only be available at Approved Colleges and Universities.

A Certificate in comparison to a Diploma program is received upon completing a set of theoretical and practical lessons pertaining to a single skill, such as Manicures, Facials, or Airbrush Makeup. Certificates are widely available in the Industry, however Professionals should seek to complete Certification from an Approved College for full validation prior to adding on private workshop Certificates for learning additional techniques, for example from their favourite brand or Influencer

An Education credential, whether Certificate or Diploma is only Government and Industry employer recognized if issued by an Approved College or University. Choosing a valid school is tricky as sometimes it’s not clear which school is approved in your Province. We recommend reviewing the list of Approved Beauty Schools as listed on the Beauty Council of Eastern Canada’s WEBSITE. (https://beautycouncilcanada.ca/approved-educators/)

GLOW College Certificates and Diplomas are recognized in the Beauty Industry in Ontario as well as around the World. For the United States and other provinces and parts of the world, while our Credentials are Industry recognized, we always recommend checking your local Ministry for additional examinations and requirements according to their specific government requirements.

GLOW College is proudly one of the few worldwide recognized Beauty and Fashion Colleges.

Once you have been rewarded a Certificate or Diploma by GLOW College, there is no expiry date. We recommend periodic upgrade to your skills as there are new techniques and methods in our ever changing Industry. Graduates may simply choose one of our continuing education add-on certificates to upgrade their skills whenever they may see necessary.

There are several ways to enrol into a Program of choice. Visit our ENROLL PAGE to first choose a method of learning associated with your Course. You may enrol virtually or in person at one of our Campus locations with a scheduled appointment. For Online or Blended Studies, enrolment is only available online, however if you need help from one of Admissions Experts, be sure to CONTACT US directly.

Either way, we look forward to helping you get started!

Our Vocational Diploma programs require a Highschool Diploma or transcript from a Canadian or US Highschool. Alternatively, if you are unable to locate or provide a copy, we have a Ministry approved basic English skill testing exam you may complete. You may request a practice link to start becoming familiar with the basic exam.

At this time, our Certificates do not require a pre-requisite, however there may be a basic course to complete prior to the advanced Certificates. Visit our ENROLL PAGE for more information.

Just about all of our Certificate and Diploma programs have payment plan options.

View our ONLINE COURSES page to review payment options for our Certificates courses.

View our DIPLOMA page to review a breakdown of fees and available payment options associated with your vocational program of choice.

Third-Party funding is available for those that are currently employed and able to study part time. You may learn more or apply by visiting the FINANCING page.

At this time, we are unable to provide OSAP application support or accept OSAP as a valid form of payment for our programs. We have a number of in house payment options that allow you to pay as you learn, making ‘Gradating debt free’ possible.

View our ONLINE COURSES page to review payment options for our Certificates courses.

View our DIPLOMA page to review a breakdown of fees and available payment options associated with our vocational programs.

Third-Party funding is available for those that are currently employed and able to study part time. You may learn more or apply by visiting the FINANCING page.

Yes, absolutely. Visit the Ontario Second Career funding website if you haven’t already, and connect with a Second Career Counsellor in your area. Once you understand the program and College information they are requesting, contact us for a detailed Acceptance letter to support your application. If you do not know how to contact a Second Career Counsellor, CONTACT US for guidance.

Yes, absolutely. As a Registered Private Career College in Ontario, we are able to accept and help you withdraw Education funds from any Insurance or Funding program. Once you have contacted your Education Fund Representative, request the information required as part of the process and we will be happy to provide a detailed Acceptance letter to support your application.

You may contact our centralized phone number (905) 453-9456 and choose a Campus of Choice. With limited office hours during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Staff working remotely, we ask that you leave a voice message or for a much quicker reply, use our CONTACT US form.

We have three Registered Campus locations in Ontario, Canada.

YORKVILLE CAMPUS – Toronto, Ontario
89 Bloor Street West, Units 201 and 202

East end Students typically attend our Yorkville Campus, located in the heart of downtown Toronto. Being surrounded by Luxury brands and the lively environment of Yorkville is perhaps part of the experience.

PEEL CAMPUS – Brampton, Ontario
350 Rutherford Road South, Unit 8

Located now along the border of Mississauga and Brampton, our Peel district Campus is just minutes away from the Pearson International Airport and conveniently surrounded by highways, making it easily accessible for Students from all parts of the Greater Toronto Area as well as for those from surrounding regions.

TRI-CITY CAMPUS – Kitchener, Ontario
900 Guelph Street, Unit 106

Just off of accessible highways, our Tri-City Campus is located in Kitchener and designed for comfortable learning for Students within the Tri-City region of Waterloo, Kitchener and Cambridge. This Campus location serves to accommodate Students of many neighboring regions. While originally a remote training centre location, our Tri-City Campus has now launched as a full facility offering Students access to just about all of our programs with flexible class schedules. A Toronto College is finally available in the small towns of Ontario and we are thrilled to be near our wonderful Students.

IN PERSON TOURS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 CLOSURE.

You may schedule a Phone call to receive guidance and further information from one of our Admissions Experts by clicking HERE. (https://www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/GAT2UU)

VIRTUAL TOURS ARE COMING

Virtual Campus Tours are just weeks away. In Person Tours are helpful, but not mandatory.  Our virtual tour videos will help you navigate through each of our three Campus locations from the comfort of your home or smart phone.

IN PERSON TOURS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 CLOSURE.

You may schedule a Phone call to receive guidance and further information from one of our Admissions Experts by clicking HERE. (https://www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/GAT2UU)

We highly recommend choosing a College, as they are registered and approved by the government. Beauty Schools and most Academy’s are operating individually and more than likely do not have Approved and recognized programs. We highly recommend you choose a school listed by the Beauty Council of Eastern Canada by visiting their WEBSITE. (https://beautycouncilcanada.ca/approved-educators/)

Certificates are typically generated within a week of completing the course and uploaded to your account virtually.

Diplomas require a validating process before being issued. Once the grading is confirmed, the Diploma can be issued and make available for pick up typically within 4 weeks of completing the program.

Transaction receipts are electronically provided for all types of payments and can be used for personal record or tax write off purposes where applicable. Payments related to Vocational Diploma programs will be captured on a T2202-A tuition credit statement and emailed to the Student near tax time, typically in February of the following associated tax year. 

13% HST is payable on all transactions other than where the item or Program is deemed exempt.

Diploma tuition and book fees are exempt from tax, as well as select Certificates where there are formal examinations conducted.

Partial Scholarships are often available for our Diploma Programs. Review our DIPLOMA page for information on current scholarship opportunities available for Canadian Students.

Additionally, look for periodic promotions on other programs by visiting our CERTIFICATE COURSES page.

We have a fair pricing structure and no Student will receive a greater opportunity for savings than others. Enroll timely and within the promotional or scholarship period in order to take advantage of any savings opportunities.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FAQ

Complete a GLOW College non-vocational Certificate online from anywhere in the world.  Visit our CERTIFICATE COURSES page for more information on how you can enroll and complete our Certificate courses completely online.

With our Advanced Online Learning system, and strong relationships with International Affiliates, we have created opportunities for you to complete a program from within your home country.

As an International Student, you may complete self paced, non-vocational Certificate lessons online or choose a blended Program to experience a unique combination of online and in person studies at a GLOW College International Affiliate School near you.

 

We recommend that you visit the Government of Canada WEBSITE to learn about Studying and Working in Canada as an International Student. Once you believe you meet the requirements of the necessary Study Permits and Visas, please CONTACT US for more information on applying to a Vocational program with one of our Designated Learning Institute Partner Schools.

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We recommend that you visit the Government of Canada WEBSITE to learn about Studying and Working in Canada as an International Student. Once you believe you meet the requirements of the necessary Study Permits and Visas, please CONTACT US for more information on applying to a Vocational program with one of our Designated Learning Institute Partner Schools.

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Complete a GLOW College non-vocational Certificate online from anywhere in the world.  Visit our CERTIFICATE COURSES page for more information on how you can enroll and complete our Certificate courses completely online.

With our Advanced Online Learning system, and strong relationships with International Affiliates, we have created opportunities for you to complete a program from within your home country.

As an International Student, you may complete self paced, non-vocational Certificate lessons online or choose a blended Program to experience a unique combination of online and in person studies at a GLOW College International Affiliate School near you.

 

Our ONLINE COURSES do not require formal English exams as a pre-requisite, however we require that you are fluent in reading and writing in the English language prior to enrolling and starting the programs online.

IELTS English Exams are only required for Students that wish to apply to Study in Canada with one of our Designated Learning Institute Partner Schools. Once accepted into the program of choice, your Study Permit application will require an IELTS Score of 6.0 or above.

We recommend that you visit the Government of Canada WEBSITE to learn about Studying and Working in Canada as an International Student. Once you believe you meet the requirements of the necessary Study Permits and Visas, please CONTACT US for more information on applying to a Vocational program with one of our Designated Learning Institute Partner Schools.

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We recommend that you visit the Government of Canada WEBSITE to learn about Studying and Working in Canada as an International Student. Once you believe you meet the requirements of the necessary Study Permits and Visas, please CONTACT US for more information on applying to a Vocational program with one of our Designated Learning Institute Partner Schools.

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Once you have reviewed the Government of Canada WEBSITE and believe you can meet the requirements of the Study Permit, including an IELTS score of 6.0 or higher, you may CONTACT US for more information on applying to a Vocational program with one of our Designated Learning Institute Partner Schools.

Upon acceptance into the program and payment, you will receive an Invitation letter as well as a tuition receipt to support your Study Permit application.

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A Prep, or Preparation Program is generally available at one of our International Affiliate Schools and is designed to help Students develop skills according to Canadian standard of sanitation methods and hands on techniques. During the Prep Program, Students may choose to enhance their English skills in preparation for an optional IELTS English Exam. Students that score above 6.0 may be able to apply to a Vocational program with one of our Designated Learning Institute Partner Schools and ultimately Study in Canada if they qualify for and are granted a Study Permit.

We recommend that you visit the Government of Canada WEBSITE to learn about Studying and Working in Canada as an International Student. Once you believe you meet the requirements of the necessary Study Permits and Visas, please CONTACT US for more information on applying to a Vocational program with one of our Designated Learning Institute Partner Schools.

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Completing an Online course or a Prep Course at one of our International Affiliate Schools does not guarantee that you will be able to come to Canada to study or for any other purpose.

Students that meet the requirements of a Study Permit and have an IELTS score of 6.0 or above may choose to apply to a Vocational program with one of our Designated Learning Institute Partner Schools and ultimately Study in Canada if they qualify for and are granted a Study Permit.

We recommend that you visit the Government of Canada WEBSITE to learn about Studying and Working in Canada as an International Student. Once you believe you meet the requirements of the necessary Study Permits and Visas, please CONTACT US for more information on applying to a Vocational program with one of our Designated Learning Institute Partner Schools.

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